Nebraska county prosecutor Lee Polikov seeks death penalty for Roberto Silva Jr. in fast-food shooting that left 2 dead

Nebraska county prosecutor Lee Polikov seeks death penalty for Roberto Silva Jr. in fast-food shooting that left 2 dead

A Nebraska man accused of killing two people at a fast-food restaurant in 2020 and leaving two others injured could face the death penalty if convicted, the county attorney’s office said this week. Sarpy County Attorney Lee Polikov announced Monday his office would seek the death penalty for Roberto Silva Jr., 24, who faces first-degree murder charges in the Nov. … Read more

Peter Robbins, original Charlie Brown voice actor, dead at 65

Peter Robbins, original Charlie Brown voice actor, dead at 65

Peter Robbins, the original voice actor of Charlie Brown in the 1960s “Peanuts” shows, died last week at the age of 65. Relatives told Fox 5 San Diego that Robbins committed suicide. Robbins, a California native, began voicing Charlie Brown at just 9 years old. He also provided the voice of the title character in … Read more

Connecticut police open investigation into death of Lauren Smith-Fields

Connecticut police open investigation into death of Lauren Smith-Fields

Connecticut detectives opened an investigation into the accidental fatal drug overdose of Lauren Smith-Fields hours after the medical examiner issued her cause of death, which her family questioned. Smith-Fields, 23, was killed by “acute intoxication due to the combined effects of fentanyl, promethazine, hydroxyzine and alcohol,” after a Dec. 11 date with an unnamed man … Read more

Arizona weed revenue tops $1.2 billion in first year of legal sales

Arizona weed revenue tops $1.2 billion in first year of legal sales

Arizona’s recreational weed program brought in lots of green for education and health services in 2021, the first year cannabis was legally available for purchase in the Grand Canyon State. Customers had purchased more than $1.23 billion worth of cannabis products since voters approved a referendum to legalize the drug for adult use in November … Read more

Michael Rapaport films alleged shoplifting at NYC Rite Aid

Michael Rapaport films alleged shoplifting at NYC Rite Aid

New York actor and comedian Michael Rapaport flipped out in a Tuesday social media post that shows an alleged shoplifter brazenly walking out of a Manhattan Rite Aid. “I can’t believe I’m seeing this s—t,” the “I am Rapaport” podcaster is heard saying over the video. “This f—king guy just filled his two bags up … Read more

Seattle school removes ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ from curriculum

Seattle school removes 'To Kill a Mockingbird' from curriculum

A school board outside of Seattle voted to stop requiring students to read an iconic novel about racism and injustice in the Jim Crow-era Deep South. The Mukilteo School Board approved a resolution to remove “To Kill a Mockingbird” from its 9th-grade curriculum after complaints it was racially insensitive, according to Fox News. The move … Read more